Damen contract with Newthex opens door to Dutch quality solutions for CSS

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has signed two contracts with Newthex for the supply of doors and a hatch to the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) Combat Support Ship (CSS) HNLMS Den Helder.

One is for the supply of hydraulically-operated shell doors – covering hull doors, access to gangway and access to shore connection. The other is for top-hinged elevator doors and container hatch.

Newthex will fulfill its scope of supply in April 2021. The doors it will supply are tailor-made for the CSS. They are of a high standard and are both water and gas tight and are fire-rated.

Newthex has a keen focus on sustainability. Other features of its doors are their user-friendliness, ease of maintenance and a high level of automation.

The company has worked with Damen on defence and security projects in the past. Additionally, Newthex works regularly with Damen Yachting supplying its high quality products to the luxury superyacht market.

Newthex is located in Sappermeer in the north of the Netherlands. The company employs around 20 people and is proud to offer truly Dutch solutions – producing the steel parts and procuring the related hydraulic and electric parts for its products solely in the Netherlands.

From left to right: Newthex Managing Team Ruben Tienpont and Jeroen Mulder, DSNS Operations Director Tijs Buijs and Project Director CSS Arjan Risseeuw
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